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 SAME SEX - FINANCE  VISAS are now being issued

 

for members of this forum thats been waiting for this,

its Now available,

for the members who avail would you kindly share your experiences

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines - The US embassy in Manila issued last Monday its first fiancé visas to two same-sex couples.

Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, the embassy said gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the US military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan next month.

He and Amaro met online. They will be married in the US also next month.

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa. The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago.

The couple will tie the knot on Dec. 30 in California.

 

The visa policy came months after a historic decision by the US Supreme Court, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

 

Overturning DOMA signified that the US federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and in the nation’s capital.

The expanded rights include immigration benefits.

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of US President Barack Obama’s top priorities. Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, US Secretary of State John Kerry said one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.”

He said the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government, is tearing down an unjust barrier that for too long had stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.

“In light of these changes, the American embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities,” the US embassy said.

Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the visa section of the embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/12/08/1265555/us-embassy-issues-1st-same-sex-visas

 

 

 

U.S. Embassy Manila: First Visa Issued to Same Sex Couple

On December 2, 2013,

the United States Embassy in the Philippines issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

 

This change comes months after a momentous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Overturning DOMA signifies that the U.S. federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and the nation’s capital.

 

This extension of rights includes immigration benefits. Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the U.S. military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan in January 2014.

The two met online and will be married January 2014 in the United States.  

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa.

The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago. Because Maria Limson Gahuman is Filipina, and Maria Antonia is American, however, there was no way for the couple to be together. With their fiancé visa, the couple will transition their their ten-year relationship from long-distance to marriage [i1] in California on December 30, 2013.

 

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of President Obama’s top priorities.

Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.” He noted that “the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government . . . is tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.”

 

In light of these changes, the American Embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities. Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the Visas section of the Embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://manila.usembassy.gov/first-visa-issued-same-sex-couple-manila.html

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Paul

Australia has been doing it for ages. 

 

In fact, during the time of Cebu Tours, we actually had one Australian guy who submitted visa paperwork for his - boy friend.


Of course, it doesn't surprise me. The US Embassy (Manila) could feck up a one car funeral. I see no difference here. 

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 SAME SEX - FINANCE  VISAS are now being issued

 

for members of this forum thats been waiting for this,

its Now available,

for the members who avail would you kindly share your experiences

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines - The US embassy in Manila issued last Monday its first fiancé visas to two same-sex couples.

Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, the embassy said gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the US military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan next month.

He and Amaro met online. They will be married in the US also next month.

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa. The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago.

The couple will tie the knot on Dec. 30 in California.

 

The visa policy came months after a historic decision by the US Supreme Court, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

 

Overturning DOMA signified that the US federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and in the nation’s capital.

The expanded rights include immigration benefits.

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of US President Barack Obama’s top priorities. Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, US Secretary of State John Kerry said one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.”

He said the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government, is tearing down an unjust barrier that for too long had stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.

“In light of these changes, the American embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities,” the US embassy said.

Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the visa section of the embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/12/08/1265555/us-embassy-issues-1st-same-sex-visas

 

 

 

U.S. Embassy Manila: First Visa Issued to Same Sex Couple

On December 2, 2013,

the United States Embassy in the Philippines issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

 

This change comes months after a momentous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Overturning DOMA signifies that the U.S. federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and the nation’s capital.

 

This extension of rights includes immigration benefits. Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the U.S. military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan in January 2014.

The two met online and will be married January 2014 in the United States.  

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa.

The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago. Because Maria Limson Gahuman is Filipina, and Maria Antonia is American, however, there was no way for the couple to be together. With their fiancé visa, the couple will transition their their ten-year relationship from long-distance to marriage [i1] in California on December 30, 2013.

 

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of President Obama’s top priorities.

Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.” He noted that “the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government . . . is tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.”

 

In light of these changes, the American Embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities. Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the Visas section of the Embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://manila.usembassy.gov/first-visa-issued-same-sex-couple-manila.html

Yup, USCIS started approving petitions for gay couples last spring, and those are now going to interview. Spousal and fiance visas for gay couples are now available so long as the state of residence of the petitioner allows gay marriage.

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Where is our country headed? Straight to the shitter, that's where. 

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ed villas

Where is our country headed? Straight to the shitter, that's where. 

yes indeed but some of us are lucky that we live here in the Philippines.Thailand or Cambodia

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Still, something I do not wish to see happen to her.

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broden

waiting for the first guy who thinks he needs a regular visa till his fiance pipes up and says otherwise

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Maybe soon there will be priority visas for jihadists in the interest of propagating 'equality to all people'. 

 

I don't have a problem with homosexuals doing what they please. I have a problem with America opening the doors to anyone and everyone. 

 

Hey, lots of guys down on their luck here can now earn a quick buck prostituting themselves as visa providers. So now, instead of the mile long line for legitimate spouses/finances at the US Embassy, we can all look forward to a 3 mile long line to sort out essential business. Lovely. God bless America as it spirals into demise. 

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Where is our country headed? Straight to the shitter, that's where. 

 

Yes but remember you will have your Bum Gun to defend your honor with  :yahoo:

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Yes but remember you will have your Bum Gun to defend your honor with  :yahoo:

 

Never, I mean NEVER get in between a man and his bum gun.

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 SAME SEX - FINANCE  VISAS are now being issued

 

for members of this forum thats been waiting for this,

its Now available,

for the members who avail would you kindly share your experiences

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines - The US embassy in Manila issued last Monday its first fiancé visas to two same-sex couples.

Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, the embassy said gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the US military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan next month.

He and Amaro met online. They will be married in the US also next month.

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa. The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago.

The couple will tie the knot on Dec. 30 in California.

 

The visa policy came months after a historic decision by the US Supreme Court, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

 

Overturning DOMA signified that the US federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and in the nation’s capital.

The expanded rights include immigration benefits.

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of US President Barack Obama’s top priorities. Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, US Secretary of State John Kerry said one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.”

He said the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government, is tearing down an unjust barrier that for too long had stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.

“In light of these changes, the American embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities,” the US embassy said.

Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the visa section of the embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/12/08/1265555/us-embassy-issues-1st-same-sex-visas

 

 

 

U.S. Embassy Manila: First Visa Issued to Same Sex Couple

On December 2, 2013,

the United States Embassy in the Philippines issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple. Although same-sex marriage is not yet recognized in the Philippines, gay Americans are now able to petition for family-based visas on behalf of their Filipino spouses, fiancés, and their children.

 

This change comes months after a momentous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which struck down the portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Overturning DOMA signifies that the U.S. federal government must extend all federal rights and privileges of marriage to any married couple, regardless of sexual orientation.

Currently, gay couples can marry in 16 of 50 American states, and the nation’s capital.

 

This extension of rights includes immigration benefits. Noel “Aeinghel” Amaro and Robert Cotterman were the first gay couple in the Philippines to receive a fiancé visa. Cotterman serves in the U.S. military and is scheduled to return from a tour in Afghanistan in January 2014.

The two met online and will be married January 2014 in the United States.  

Maria Cecilia Limson Gahuman and Maria Carla Antonio also received a fiancé visa.

The couple met through a mutual friend over a decade ago. Because Maria Limson Gahuman is Filipina, and Maria Antonia is American, however, there was no way for the couple to be together. With their fiancé visa, the couple will transition their their ten-year relationship from long-distance to marriage [i1] in California on December 30, 2013.

 

Advancing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality has been one of President Obama’s top priorities.

Upon the first issuance of a same-sex visa in London, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that one of the “most important exports by far is America’s belief in the equality of all people.” He noted that “the State Department, which has always been at the forefront of equality in the federal government . . . is tearing down an unjust and an unfair barrier that for too long stood in the way of same-sex families being able to travel as a family to the United States.”

 

In light of these changes, the American Embassy wants to educate gay Filipinos about new visa opportunities. Filipinos in same-sex relationships with Americans are encouraged to view the Visas section of the Embassy website at manila.usembassy.gov for more information.

 

http://manila.usembassy.gov/first-visa-issued-same-sex-couple-manila.html

Thank you for the information, here on the forum we have readers and users from different countries and sexual orientation.

For some of us who are not from the U.S., this has been an option many years already.

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Thank you for the information, here on the forum we have readers and users from different countries and sexual orientation.

For some of us who are not from the U.S., this has been an option many years already.

 

My point, EXACTLY. 

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Never, I mean NEVER get in between a man and his bum gun.

not unless you were very close to begin with 

 

or share a cell or something

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For some of us who are not from the U.S., this has been an option many years already.

 

As Paul mentions above,Australia has legally sanctioned same sex partnership for years. Since 2004 in fact, when the SIS Act allowed superannuation to go ts same sex partners.

 

Luckily, here in Australia we have parliamentarians such as the Rev. Fred Nile to keep us on the straight abs narrow.

Homosexuality should be classed as 'mental disorder': Nile

IF GAY marriage is legalised in NSW, there will be a push for child brides and polygamists to have the same rights, the state's top Christian politician has sensationally claimed.In his submission to the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into same-sex marriage, Christian Democrats MLC Rev Fred Nile says the homosexual lifestyle is "incompatible" with marriage and the wellbeing of society.

 

He goes on to say homosexuality should still be classed as a "mental disorder" and compares the equal rights campaign to calls from the Muslim community to change laws to recognise marriage with "up to four wives".

 

He also suggests "homiage" and "lesiage" could be alternative terms available to "those homosexuals" who want to define their relationships.

The controversial comments provide a contrast to the majority of responses from other church and lobby groups.

 

A submission from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays argues that not allowing same-sex marriage discriminates against people on the basis of a characteristic over which they have no control - their sexual orientation.

 

It also says that as marriage is a universally recognised institution, excluding same sex-couples "sends a message that it's okay to discriminate against gay people in other areas of life".

 

A record number of submissions have been made to the inquiry, which is expected to lead to an equal marriage being tabled in NSW Parliament later this year.

On Tuesday night more than 1200 people had weighed into the debate.

A report is expected back next week.

 
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Topics:  editors picks, fred nile, gay marriage, homosexualit

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T.S.

Maybe soon there will be priority visas for jihadists in the interest of propagating 'equality to all people'. 

 

I don't have a problem with homosexuals doing what they please. I have a problem with America opening the doors to anyone and everyone. 

 

Hey, lots of guys down on their luck here can now earn a quick buck prostituting themselves as visa providers. So now, instead of the mile long line for legitimate spouses/finances at the US Embassy, we can all look forward to a 3 mile long line to sort out essential business. Lovely. God bless America as it spirals into demise.

What was keeping them from doing that previously with the opposite sex?

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mactanfamily

What could possibly go wrong with this idea? And yeah a good point, how long is the damn line going to be now?

 

Give me an Effing break. We all pay thousands and wait years to do it right, all the while they are walking across the border, having kids, getting medical, voting, going to school, getting drivers licenses, and laughing at us the whole time.

 

And don't call them Illegals anymore, that's Racist. They are merely undocumented.

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And don't call them Illegals anymore, that's Racist. They are merely undocumented.

 

heard that in texas that they call call them SURFERS( as when they cross they no longer get  "wet backs "

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